The Chainsmokers Release Lyric Video for “Paris” Ft. Louane

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2016 has been a good year for The Chainsmokers with them conquering the Billboard Hot 100 chart with singles like “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Closer,” and “All We Know.” They look to continue this top performance with their latest single “Paris” with featuring vocals by Louane. This is the second song on which Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers provides vocals on a track. Can they catch up to “Closer” success?

The beautiful model in a bikini throughout the video is Alexis Ren. The lyric video shows scenes of beautiful beaches which is ironical because Paris does not have beaches. In fact, the video has been shot in Mexico.

Watch Lyric Video for “Paris” by The Chainsmokers

“Paris” here does not necessarily mean the city in France. The word is used as metaphor which is explained at the beginning of the video.

“sentimental yearning for a reality that isn’t genuine. An irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams.”

The lyrics to the song are pretty simple when “Paris” is taken in the meaning that is given above. The guy and the girl are living in their own fantasy.

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Cover art for “Paris” by The Chainsmokers

We were staying in Paris
To get away from your parents
And I thought “Wow, if I could take this in a shot right now
I don’t think that we could work this out”
Out on the terrace
I don’t know if it’s fair but I thought “How could I let you fall by yourself
While I’m wasted with someone else”

Andrew Taggart adds a third party into the mix as well. He is in “love” with someone else. Notice how he uses the words “wasted with someone else.” So he is not really in love with her. But he is with this girl in the song.

Everything is picture perfect in a world of fantasy or a day dream. The singer wants to capture this moment in a photo-because why not? It’s the best thing in his life right now. But it’s just an augmented reality.

In the chorus of “Paris” Andrew Taggart expresses his willingness to give it a shot with this girl in the song.

If we go down then we go down together
We’ll get away with everything
Let’s show them we are better
Let’s show them we are better
Let’s show them we are better

Louane’s vocals are heavenly in the track and adds a refreshing change to the pace of the song towards the end.

The Chainsmokers seem to be doing their EDM right. This is a catchy song and will be a fan favorite. However, we doubt that it will have the same appeal as “Closer” did. What are your views on this?